Zim Ugochukwu

AMALFI COAST

Zim Ugochukwu
AMALFI COAST

THE INSIDE SCOOP

You'll see the incredible Amalfi Coast on the ultimate Italian getaway.

6 nights in a locally owned bed and breakfast.

Curated itinerary based on our personal favorites.

Email support and outstanding customer service.

Photos for days. That's right, each morning, you'll receive images of you soaking in the southern Italian experience. By the end of the trip, you'll rack up at least 1,000 photos of pure Italian bliss. 

See and eat the things you’d never find on your own.

Travel like an Italian local.

Did we say stress free? Just show up and we’ll handle the rest. We'll take care of you like an Italian gelato on a hot summer day.

Yup. Airport transfers included.

CHOOSE BETWEEN ANY OF THESE DATES

  • August 31 - September 6, 2017 (sold out)
  • September 9 - 15, 2017 (sold out)
  • September 30 - October 6, 2017 (sold out)
  • October 8 - 14, 2017 (sold out)
  • April 1 - 7, 2018 (sold out)
  • April 10 - 16, 2018 (sold out)
  • April 21 - 27, 2018
  • April 29 - May 5, 2018

LOCALE

You’ll sleep in Ravello, a charming town in the hills of the Amalfi Coast.


You'll experience life in a way that most tourists miss. This trip offers plenty of opportunity to get your hands dirty during a cooking class, as you’ll learn to prepare and enjoy this picturesque region’s culinary and viticultural delights.

Peruse the local markets and deli shops in search of the finest organic fare, sample wines in the very vineyards that produced them, and work off all that deliciousness with walks through some of the world’s most beautiful scenery. Just start forwarding your mail here now!

RAVELLO IS THE HIDDEN TREASURE OF THE AMALFI COAST

AND WE’D LIKE TO PERSONALLY INVITE YOU TO JOIN US.

Traveling to the Amalfi Coast with someone who knows the land is entirely different from taking it on alone.

You’ll get the best stuff compressed into one week of phenomenal highlights.

Coming with Travel Noire is so much easier than traveling by yourself, guidebook in hand, crossing your fingers for the best. You'll get to hang with phenomenal people from around the world, and you'll want to experience the best of a new destination with someone who understands the culture and the turf.

THE THINGS YOU’LL EXPERIENCE WITH US CAN’T BE FOUND IN A GUIDEBOOK.

Over the past year, we’ve had the honor of creating lifelong memories for travelers just like you, and we’d love the opportunity to do that for you too.

WE DO THIS BECAUSE WE TRULY BELIEVE EVERY DESTINATION NEEDS A BACKSTAGE PASS. AND WE TRULY THINK YOU DESERVE ONE.

To be perfectly frank, Ravello is like a slow sip of your favorite wine. It's a charming village full of fragrant gardens and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. It is a refined, polished town boasting impeccable views and chill vibes.

And let's not forget that Ravello’s once-elegant palazzi, secluded villas, dreamy gardens, magnificent views and romantic sense of faded glory have inspired a steady stream of A-list writers, artists, and musicians since the days of the Grand Tour, to visit this enchanting town. 

JUST SHOW UP. WE HAVE EVERYTHING PLANNED FOR YOU.

TRAVEL WITH US AND INDULGE IN THE TRAVEL NOIRE EFFECT

A WHOLE DECADE

A decade of traveling means that we know what it takes to have a good time, anywhere. And now you do too.

A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER

During your experience, your group will be accompanied by a personal photographer ready to capture it all. Each morning, hundreds of images will be digitally delivered to the group for you to share with the world. That means you can leave your camera behind and live in the moment.

OUR CONNECTIONS ARE YOUR CONNECTIONS

As they say, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. We've cultivated incredible relationships with locals over the years and you’ll meet them because we’re friends. You’ll also get top-of-the-line food and service because you’re with us.

THE BFF FACTOR

Dream about exploring the world with a well traveled friend who knows about the best food, shopping & views each destination has to offer? And is extremely positive, supportive, grounded and drama free? That's us. Our Experience Designers are so top notch, we'd spend every day of the year with them if we could.

SERVICE THAT MATTERS

You’re not a booking number, you’re an honored guest and a valuable part of our family. No matter what time of day or night (even in the wee hours of the morning), you can count on us. We've built this brand from nothing to sold-out-in-hours experiences because we truly care about people and their journeys.

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

We really understand you. We know what you want to see, do, and experience because we were once vacationers too. But the only difference is that we now get the nuances that allow us to navigate like locals. This unique perspective will give you a “best of both worlds” experience.

FRIENDS THAT LAST A LIFETIME

You want to travel the world with amazing people. We get it. Our experiences attract the best of the best. And they keep coming for more. It's not uncommon for a traveler to return home from a trip we've hosted and immediately book another. Our groups are fun-loving, drama free, and a joy to be around. They've formed faux musical groups on our experiences and even travel together long after our experience with them ends. Now that's epic.

THIS IS AN EXPERIENCE WITH BENEFITS

RENEWED INSPIRATION 

Travel continuously connects you to inspiration that's proven to fuel a happy, healthy lifestyle. The most successful people in the world constantly pursue inspiration and purpose. Experiencing a sense of purpose, gratitude, and vitality are all direct results of feeling inspired. And those who seek inspiration find it.

LIVE A DREAM YOU NEVER KNEW EXISTED

We've all heard it: travel when you're older and you've saved for retirement. But travel often requires good health, which you likely have right now. If you have dreams to see the world, don't you owe it to yourself to realize them? We understand that life interjects and bills pile up. But when you look back at your life in five years, what do you want to see? Ambitions reached or dreams put out to dry?

EXTENDED HEALTH BENEFITS

Immerse yourself in an exotic experience. Every day you’ll eat an Italian diet full of fresh pasta, vegetables, and local seafood or meat. We’ll also be walking daily, surrounded by nature, to burn off those extra calories.

LET US TAKE CARE OF YOU

Do you feel like you’re always on the go, but have very little time for yourself? We thought so. What if, just for a change, you let us take care of you? We want you to kick back and leave all the planning to us. In fact, you're gonna need time to think about the more important details: like if you’re gonna drink another cup of tea at breakfast.

CONNECT TO A MORE CAREFREE YOU

In a work-obsessed culture, busy is glorified, and financial wealth is superior to emotional or spiritual wealth. But this trip is about putting inner wealth and health first. Who doesn’t need more time to connect with the person you’re meant to be.

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Your plane will to touch down in the middle of the afternoon and you’ll get to meet all your fellow travelers for the next week. Once you’ve had the chance to get acquainted, you’ll board the private Travel Noire shuttle and take a trip to the enchanting mountainside village of Ravello, where you’ll be greeted by your TN Experience Designer at our beautiful boutique hotel. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore, relax, and get settled in your new temporary home. Spend some time in the town of Ravello or simply meander through the hotel’s Mediterranean garden; but be sure you’re back by the evening to join us for a lively Italian welcome dinner!

DAY 2

Once you’ve had enough time to revel in the gorgeous views of lush hilltops, enjoy a leisurely breakfast at our hotel. Then, get ready for a day you’ll remember for the rest of your life as we hike to the highest point of the Amalfi Coast. Take in the incredible sights as you trek higher into the clouds. In the evening, venture into Ravello to explore historic cathedrals (like the spectacular Duomo) and other local sites, or do some shopping before joining us in the evening at an Italian restaurant.

DAY 3

It would almost be criminal to visit Italy without learning to cook a little Italian. Today, we’re heading to the home of a local chef, where we’ll learn to cook the Italian way. After you have had more than your fill of pasta, fish, and wine, we’ll head to an optional local event in the heart of the city. Want to skip the festivities? You can head back to the hotel and spend the rest of the night lounging in your most comfortable pajamas.

DAY 4

Ravello is known for its peace and tranquility. Spend a decadent morning exploring the quaint, welcoming town or head off to other towns along the coast. If you're feeling up for it, you can even take the day to venture to surrounding sites! Today is all about you and what you want to do! Whether for your that means relaxing at the beach in a neighboring town or exploring far outside of town.

DAY 5

Today is all about lemons! We’ll start the day with a trip to a local lemon farm in the rural mountainside. After spending the day learning about the ancient practice of lemon cultivation, we’ll dine on a lemon-inspired meal while Mediterranean Sea. But the day isn’t over yet! After our delicious meal, we’ll experience fine Italian wine with a decadent and relaxing wine tour around the region.

DAY 6

Bring your boat shoes, because we’re boarding a private yacht and traveling to the beautiful island of Capri, known for its deep blue sea and ever-present lemon scent. Once your sandals hit the ground in Capri, you’re free to spend the day as you please, exploring shops or museums, renting a bike to see the island like the natives, or soaking in the spring sun with a good book. This evening, we’ll return to Ravello for an intimate reflection dinner to celebrate our new friendships and to wrap up our trip of a lifetime.

DAY 7

Would you like another hike through the rolling hills and cliffs or another trip to your favorite shop? Now is the time to cement those memories and revel in the Italian sun one last time.  After breakfast, our Travel Noire shuttle will depart for the Naples Airport. If you’ve got a few hours to kill before your flight, leave your luggage at the airport and head to downtown Naples. Don’t forget to get a slice of pizza!

YOUR INVESTMENT

THE INVESTMENT STARTS AT $2,199

Payments plans available (5 payments of $490 totaling $2,450)

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES

  • 6 nights at a locally owned bed and breakfast. 
  • Transfers from airports. (Arrive NAP, depart NAP.)
  • All ground transportation.
  • All activities on itinerary.
  • Boat trip to Capri.
  • Day trips, guides and transportation to neighboring towns on the Amalfi Coast.
  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners (alcohol not included).
  • Accommodation is in a shared room with one other person. We also have a small number of private rooms. You can submit a request when registering.

Your investment does not include your flight to Italy.


YOUR AWESOME TRIP PERKS

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Everything is organized, so you stay sane. Arrive before 3pm local time on the first day of your Experience and our private driver will get you and a few others from your group to and from the airport.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU

Zero stress about finding the hotel and struggling with your bags.

PERSONALIZED SERVICE

Oh, hi zen. Are you there? Travel Noire delivers personalized instructions, so you'll never feel alone. We’ll collect your flight information and send you advice on how to arrive, customized to you.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU

You can fly in early and still know exactly how to find us. 

YOUR VERY OWN PHOTOSHOOT

You know, just a professional photoshoot of your best vacay highlights. You'll get the opportunity to run away with our photographer for some time in front of the lens. And we'll deliver these digitally to you soon after you depart. 

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU

A private photoshoot on vacation? Enough said.

EMAIL SUPPORT

You get full email support from the day you book your trip until you arrive in country. You'll feel fully taken care of with our expert advice. You'll also have the opportunity to join a pre-departure call with our team to answer any of your burning questions. Support is just a nudge away. 

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU

Don’t waste time Googling, just ask us.

PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP

You’ll receive an invitation to join our private Facebook Group for registered guests only. Connect to others before you go and maintain friendships when you return.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU

One hub for all your travel needs.


THERE ARE PLENTY OF TOUR GROUPS OF THIRTY PEOPLE TRAVELING IN A BIG BUS. WE'RE NOT ONE OF THEM.

WE’VE LIMITED OUR AMALFI COAST EXPERIENCE TO 14 PEOPLE. WE WANT YOU TO FEEL LIKE YOU’RE TRAVELING WITH FRIENDS, NOT A FOOTBALL TEAM.

Just think about it. We could totally pack a bunch of people on this trip like most tour companies would. Hint: we have thousands of people on our waitlist. 

But this is group travel for people who don’t normally go on group trips. We want you to travel like a local, so we keep our numbers low. We know that small group travel is a great balance of fun and simplicity, and it’s better than traveling alone. 

HERE ARE THE PERKS OF TRAVELING WITH OUR CREW

  • It’s so much more fun than traveling alone. 
  • You'll meet the most epic people.
  • It’s easier than traveling with a friend because we handle all the planning. 
  • You have the luxury of drivers and guides to help you with everything.
  • You have a professional photographer by your side.
  • You'll get the real deal Italy, not anything you can find in a guidebook.

The truth is, we have an uncanny ability to attract positive and generous people from all around the world. Our guests always share with us that they aren't group tour type of people, but that they are surprised at how well Travel Noire makes it transformative and easy.  


WILL THIS BE YOUR FIRST TRIP TO ITALY?

HAVE YOU ALREADY BEEN TO ITALY?

Incredible. So you know how amazing it is. But think of how amazing it could be when you travel with someone who knows the locals and all the secret spots? Unless you’ve traveled with an Italian friend and stayed with them at their home, it's impossible to not feel like a tourist. We offer an alternative to that.

WILL THIS BE YOUR FIRST TRIP TO ITALY?

Then you’ll love the safety of the group, the ease of having all your hotels, transportation, activities and meals sorted out for you. You’ll love that you won’t have to worry about getting lost, getting ripped off or hassling with foreign currency. We take care of everything.

THIS TRIP ISN’T FOR EVERYONE.

IT IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You love insider knowledge: you value traveling with someone who knows the ropes.
  • You enjoy eating, walking and off-the-beaten-path ideas. 
  • You love to have a great time and are open to meeting others.

THIS TRIP IS NOT FOR YOU IF:

  • You have a tendency to be negative or dramatic or are just plain depressing to be around.
  • You're not into trying new things or stepping outside of your comfort zone.
  • You don’t like Italian food. That is what we’ll be eating. Every day. If you’re a vegetarian, or on a restricted diet, we have great options for you.
  • You can’t easily walk up stairs. If you find walking tough, then this trip isn’t suited to you.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHERE ARE WE STAYING?

You’ll sleep in 1 locale for 6 nights. Our hotel is a charming locally owned hotel in the center of Ravello, featuring a classically Italian garden courtyard.

CAN I EXTEND MY STAY?

Great idea. We’ll give you tips. 

WHAT AIRPORT DO I FLY INTO?

Fly into Naples International Airport (NAP) and out of Naples International Airport (NAP). We provide airport transfers for free.*

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS, CAN YOU HELP?

We thought you’d never ask. Email support@travelnoire.com so we can meet you and give you personal advice.

I’M NOT A “TOUR PERSON” AND I USUALLY PLAN MY OWN TRIPS.

Great — you’ll fit right in as our guests are looking for something different too. Think of this as a trip planned by a local friend, something you would never be able to pull off on your own. We offer you daily activities but don’t feel pressured to do anything — it’s your experience.

WILL I BE TOO OLD, TOO YOUNG?

Our guests range in age from their 20s to their 40s. Age doesn't mean much when we’re all searching for a better life. Our experiences are more adventurous, so in that sense, it does require that you are healthy and can walk or hike easily. 

*If you arrive before 3pm local time and depart before 5pm local time


HEAR WHAT PAST GUESTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT TRAVELING WITH US

 

"There’s a difference between a tourist and a traveler. I spent an incredible week with 12 new friends exploring the cultural fabric of Italy, its people, and cuisine. I met with local business owners, lifelong residents, and participated in activities that I’d never be able to find on my own. I couldn’t imagine a more seamless experiencethat allowed me to visit the Amalfi Coast as a true traveler, not a tourist. I came back home revitalized with a new perspective on my own life and future." 

— Mark, New York

"As many may designate themselves a seasoned traveler and expert planner, as i surely am, my experienceproved to be perfectly executed in detail not just for me, but for all 12 travelers on the trip. The Travel Noire Experience is experiential, educational & engaging, much more than any trip I could have planned for myself. You're deeply rooted in culture from the moment you rise to the moment you rest. And having the luxury of someone building an itinerary from top to bottom filled with activities that you couldn't find on your own while stillgiving you the freedom to be the expert traveler that you are, is truly the perfect storm."

— Ian, Washington, D.C

"My experience was worth every penny. You can tell each activity was carefully thought out and planned. You really had to dig deep and see beyond the surface. I was able to bond with AMAZING individuals that I still communicate with daily. It would have been impossible for me to plan a trip like that on my own. An experienceso extraordinary must have taken tremendous effort and time. I left my experience feeling inspired and grateful for the opportunity and will definitely go on another one. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest and I can easily say booking a TN Experience is one of the best investments I've ever made.

— Lauren, New York

ARE YOU COMING?
WE SELL OUT EVERY TIME.

As you may know, the Amalfi Coast is a beautiful region perched along seaside cliffs.

For a week, you’ll enjoy panoramic walking trails, colorful architecture, crisp local wines and authentic Italian food. 

The United Nations protects, through UNESCO, important cultural legacies of the world, so the Amalfi Coast has been spared the sprawling development that usually happens in beautiful places. You have to see the coastline view to believe that something so pure still exists. 

We don’t run from city to city; we sleep in one village (called Ravello) and occasionally day trip to our hand picked highlights throughout the week to ensure that you have a special connection to this land, these people and your new friends.